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Henry Clay Ryder, American Lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1951, Indiana 1952, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1953, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981. Recipient Jefferson award Indianapolis Star, 1983, Whistler award Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, 1989; Sagamore of the Wabash, 1984; named Man of Year, B'nai B'rith Society, 1984.


Ryder, Henry Clay was born on February 18, 1928 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Raymond Robert and Mina Elizabeth (Arnold) Ryder.


Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1948;Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1951;Doctor of Laws, Hanover College, 1998.


Worked at Barnes & Thornburg (Indianapolis, Indiana) specializing in Acquisitions and Mergers, Antitrust, Appellate Practice, Banking, Commercial Transactions, Construction Law, Cooperatives, Corporate, Creditors' Rights, Employee Benefits, Energy, Environmental Law, Estate and Tax Planning and Administration, Federal and State Taxation, Finance, Franchising and Licensing, General Practice, Government and Legislative Services, Healthcare Regulation, Immigration, Insurance, International, International Trade, Joint Ventures, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Media Law, Municipal Finance, OSHA, Patent, Public Utilities, Products Liability, Property Taxation, Real Estate, Reorganizations and Bankruptcy, Securities, Software Licensing, Telecommunications, Toxic Tort Litigation, Trade Associations, Trademark and Copyright, Transportation. Admitted to the bar, 1951, Indiana and Michigan. Phi Alpha Delta.

The firm is one of Indiana's largest with more than 200 attorneys located in six offices.

The firm represents foreign clients in Indiana and the United States and domestic clients internationally.


President Indiana State Symphony Society Inc., 1979-1982, board directors, 1972-1991, trustee, since 1991. Chairman United Way of Greater Indianapolis, 1984. Vice chairman Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, 1979-1986, chairman, 1987-1989, member executive committee, 1979-2000.

Trustee Purdue University, 1983-1989. Trustee Hanover College, 1979-2003, chairman, 1988-1998. Board directors History Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, 1985-1996, chairman, 1992-1995.

Board directors Purdue Research Foundation, 1990-2006. Trustee, Athenaeum Foundation, 2007-2011. Honorary vice president Indiana Society Chicago.

Member community board Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library., 1998—2008, chairman 2003-2004. Board governors Heartland Film Festival, 2000-2004, Lieutenant United States Army, 1951-1953. Fellow: Indiana Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation.

Member: American Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association (president sr lawyer section 2007), Indiana C. of Chamber (board directors 1991-1994), Purdue University Alumni Association (president 1975-1977, Alumni Service award 1982, Citizenship award 1989), Columbia Club Foundation (trustee 1990—2007, life trustee since 2007), Indianapolis Literature Club (president 2004-2005), Kiwanis (Downtown Indianapolis president 1983, Civic award 1981), Columbia Club (board directors 1987-1990, secretary 1988, Benjamin Harrison award 1983, Columbian of Year award 2002), Universal Service Administrative Company Benevolent Foundation (board directors, president since 1999), Universal Service Administrative Company Properties (secretary, board directors since 1986), United States Auto Club (board directors 1982—2009, President's award 1989, Eddie Edenburn award 2000), Lawyers Club of Indianapolis (president 1966).


Married Ann Sater Clay, November 29, 1952 (deceased). Children: David C., Sarah Paige Hugon, Anne Ryder O'Keefe. Married Velma Iris Dean, August 27, 1976 (deceased).